Tim thought the new material was “absolutely stunning. They continue to build off of ideas presented on TCOL, etc., and yet new ideas and textures are being introduced. This incarnation really seems to be hitting its stride and finding its own voice. It's a great shame that Electric isn't on the Level 5 CD (but you still need to pick it up anyway, it's tremendous). LTIA IV and Level 5 itself (let's not kid ourselves-Lark's Tongues in Aspic V!) were breathtaking. The Deception of the Thrush. This has got to be my current fave-a bit of a new arrangement this time (during the first section), and a jaw-dropping solo from Trey”
Attending the same show, Jeff Sontag had a big ‘but’ about the newer songs in the set. “Not that they were bad, but you've heard it all before, and more inspired, on the TCOL album...Is it time for KC to move on - maybe on to the direction some of the ProjeKcts (especially 2 & 3) took?” Of course you can’t please all of the people all of the time, and this saying is especially true when it comes to King Crimson fans.